Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Spirit v1: #1
Ice Ginger Coffee
by Darwyn Cooke, J. Bone (inks), and Dave Stewart (colors)
The Spirit rescues television anchor woman Ginger Coffee after she is kidnapped by gangsters.
The story is beautifully drawn and colored but what really stands out is the humor. Much of the funny stuff is driven by a misunderstanding or a lack of information. She knows something that he does not. Additionally, she knows he doesn't know but prefers to keep him in the dark.
Taking a sideways glance at the story what stands out is the contrast between the Spirit and Ginger Coffee. She isn't wearing a physical mask but seems to be wearing one whenever she speaks. Her words ring as hollow and somewhat robotic. He is wearing a mask but all it hides is his face, his words come across as very honest and uncensored.